Related Links


Recommended Links

Give the Composers Timeline Poster



Site News

What's New for
April 2014?

Site Search

Follow us on
Facebook    Twitter

Affiliates

In association with
Amazon
Amazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon Japan

ArkivMusic, The Source for Classical Music
CD Universe
HBDirect
JPC

Sheet Music Plus


ArkivMusic

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Hugo Wolf

Hugo Wolf

(1860 - 1903)

Hugo Wolf (March 13, 1860 - February 22, 1903) was a composer of German and Slovenian background, educated in Vienna. His primary contribution is in the form of several song cycles, comprised of about 300 songs written to text by some of the finest German poets including Goethe, Mörike and Eischdorff.

Most of Wolf's greatest works were written during two brief periods: during 1888-1891 and again 1895-1897. A man of strongly, even violently-held opinions, he was a disciple of Richard Wagner, and wrote blistering criticisms of Johannes Brahms and his followers. Wolf suffered a complete breakdown in 1897 and remained in an asylum for the rest of his life.


Recommended Recordings

Songs (Lied)

Goethe-Lieder/Deutsche Grammophon 415192-2
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Goethe-Lieder & Mörike-Lieder (selections)/Hyperion CDA66590
Arleen Augér (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
Trumpet